Our mission is deeply rooted in our core values, established in 1930 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange: Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice. We are committed to bringing these values to every aspect of care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses. We embrace a family-centered approach for the physical, emotional and spiritual care of patients. This special form of comfort care is provided to patients in their home, extended care or skilled nursing facility and, at times, in a hospital setting.
The Hospice multidisciplinary team provides the following services to patients and their families:
- Development of an individual plan of care
- Nursing visits to manage pain and other symptoms
- Assistance with personal care
- Telephone access to a Hospice nurse 24-hours a day, 7-days a week
- Counseling and emotional support
- Spiritual assessment and support
- Medications for pain and symptom management
- Durable Medical Equipment and medical supplies to ensure patient comfort and safety
- Volunteers for respite, companionship and support
- Bereavement support for family members for one year following the death of a loved one
- Perinatal Comfort Care Program
- Cardiac Program
- Dementia Program
Eligibility for Hospice services is dependent on your need, your doctor's order and your insurance provider. Our Hospice Admissions Team can help answer your questions and help you determine eligibility. Call us today at (714) 712-9559 or (800) 850-2631.
Our Hospice Team
Our team of experienced Hospice professionals is dedicated to providing the best care possible in an atmosphere of compassion and dignity. Our team includes:
Patient's Attending Physician
Usually makes the referral to Hospice, writes orders for care and works with the Hospice team to achieve optimal pain and symptom management.
Is actively involved in the development of the patient's plan of care, provides consultation to the team members and the patient's Attending Physician and makes home visits as needed. Learn more about St. Joseph Hospice Medical Directors Dr. Mike Malouf and
Dr. Joseph Preston.
Specially trained nurses that enhance the patient's quality of life by providing pain and symptom management, support and education.
Is available to provide bathing and personal care.
Clinical Social Worker
Provides psychosocial support, counseling and advocacy to assist the patient and family with adjustment to the illness and end-of-life care planning.
Assists with spiritual care, makes a connection with religious traditions and rituals if desired, and provides support for all faiths and denominations.
Provides grief support to families and caregivers
Offers the patient and family companionship, respite and assistance with some activities of daily living.
Offers consultation regarding diet and nutrition.
Music and Massage Therapies
Are available on a limited basis to complement the management of pain and other symptoms.
Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapists
Provide consultation, assessment and instruction on a short-term basis.
We service the greater Orange County area.
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For patients who have insurance, the coverage will vary depending on each individual plan. For patients who have Medicare or Medi-Cal, coordination of benefits is arranged through our agency. We will happily assist you to access Hospice benefits.
Referrals to our Hospice program can come from any source. Did you know you can make your own referral? They can also come from hospitals, physicians, insurance case managers and families. For more information or to initiate the referral process, please call (714) 712-7110.
We are accredited by The Joint Commission. We are certified by Medicare and Medi-Cal, and we are California state licensed.
St. Joseph Health System Hospice is a division of the St. Joseph Health System Home Health Network which is owned by St. Joseph Hospital,
St. Jude Medical Center, Mission Hospital and
Mission at Laguna.
Our St. Joseph Health System Network includes:
- Home Health
- Infusion Pharmacy
- Private Duty
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